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  1. Social justice can come in many forms

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in cultural and social issues. This year's programme included four seminars on human rights, natural disasters, economic success and the role of government and law. Forum 1- Different Perspectives on Human Rights The Forum kicked off with a discussion led by lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan about different interpretations of human rights and democracy. Ho remarked that the UN's ...

  2. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hunan, said: 'It remains an arduous task for Hechi authorities to plug management loopholes and tighten scrutiny over so many smelters.' And if local authorities fail to learn the right ... including Yunnan, Hunan, Guangdong and Guangxi, observers have blamed excessive mining and lax government control for the extremely high human toll- including unusually high rates of cancer. Last ...

  3. Chinese mines 'unfairly' criticised over safety

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Two Hong Kong social scientists claim a Human Rights Watch report had a political agenda in accusing Chinese-owned mining of having the worst safety ... operations. The two academics will be presenting their paper at a seminar detailing the methodological errors of the Human Rights Watch report on March 9 at HKUST. The Hong Kong office of the New ...

  4. Bhopal gas victims march for their rights

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... voluntary groups, Greenpeace and the BBC show the groundwater is unfit for human consumption. A BBC investigation in 2004 said that some areas of the plant are so polluted with chemicals lying ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Chinese government got very good very quickly at figuring out how to ignore or resist... international intervention on human rights Human Rights Watch China director Sophie Richardson It really has gone global John Sayer, director general of Oxfam Hong Kong, on Trailwalker, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year The human equivalent of shuttle Challenger Former George W. ...

  6. Indians' disregard for human life all too evident

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that are death traps, why should you care about other people's welfare? The crux is that Indians do not value human life. The latest tragedy, in which scores of people died after drinking toxic ...

  7. Operator admits human error

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Shanghai Metro, under renewed fire after admitting human error was the cause of Tuesday's train collision, yesterday posted a fresh apology ... However, a statement issued by the metro operator on Wednesday night said initial findings of an investigation by its parent company, Shanghai Shentong Metro, pointed to human error as the main ...

  8. Human factors blamed as lake shrinks to a puddle

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Jiujiang, Jiangxi jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Residents around China's biggest freshwater lake, Poyang, blame human factors for exacerbating the lingering drought. The non-weather factors included the Three Gorges Dam, lack of government spending to repair old irrigation facilities and widespread pollution, residents said, adding that they had been caught unprepared ...

  9. Human error blamed for fuel blast

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lilian Zhang A blast at a petrol station that killed four people in Shanghai at the weekend was caused by improper maintenance, state media has reported. The powerful explosion, which occurred around 8am on Saturday in Pudong district, injured more than 3 ...

  10. First mention of human factors in coal mine disaster

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Loose work-safety regulations and supervision by regulators were partly to blame for the coal mine accident in Shandong that has left 172 miners trapped since August 17, according to a senior official, the first to blame human factors. The accident, which occurred when a flood breached a river levee and inundated the Xintai mine, was described by the rescue authority ...




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